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"Liberté, égalité, fraternité"
"Liberty, equality, brotherhood"
Territories of the French Union.
|Political structure||State union|
|Historical era||Cold War|
|-||Fourth Republic||October 27, 1946|
|-||Fifth Republic||October 5, 1958|
French Indochinese piastre
The French Union (French: Union française) was a political entity created by the French Fourth Republic to replace the old French colonial system, the "French Empire" (Empire Français) and to abolish its "indigenous" (indigène) status.
The French Union included France, French overseas départements, territories, settlements, United Nations trusteeships (Cameroun, etc.), French colonies (which became overseas départements of France) and associate states (protectorates) which became autonomous.
Withdrawals from the French Union
- Cambodia withdrew on 25 September 1955.
- South Vietnam withdrew on 9 December 1955.
- Morocco withdrew on 2 March 1956 on becoming independent.
- Tunisia withdrew on 20 March 1956 on becoming independent.
- Laos withdrew on 11 May 1957 by amending its constitution.
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